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Image number: RS.12641
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Rotifer

Date

1886

Creator

Charles Thomas Hudson (1828-1903, British), Naturalist

Object type

Material

Dimensions

height (card support): 412mm
width (card support): 303mm

Subject

Physics
   > Optics
      > Microscopy
Biology
   > Natural history
Biology
   > Zoology

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Microscopic views of Hexarthra mira (here styled Pedálion mírum), ten figures showing the structure of the rotifer.

Inscribed on facing page ‘1.Pedálion mírum side view 2. do: showing viscera (side arms omitted) 3. do: showing muscles 4. front view (ventral side uppermost) 5. posterior dorsal view 6. ventral view showing muscles 7. dorsal view showing muscles 8. jaws 9. male; dorsal view 10. male; side view (ventral surface uppermost).

Illustration from The original drawings of the Rotifer by Charles Thomas Hudson, 1886. A collaborative work with Philip Henry Gosse which was published in two volumes The Rotifera or Wheel-Animalcules (London 1886).

Philip Henry Gosse (1810-1888) was a British naturalist he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1856.

Charles Thomas Hudson (1828-1903) was a British naturalist, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society 1889.

Object history

Presented by Miss Florence Hudson, 1921.

The donation is recorded in the Royal Society’s Council Minutes: ‘The Secretaries reported the receipt of a bound volume of original drawings of the Rotifera, by C.T. Hudson, F.R.S., bequeathed to the Society by the late Miss Florence Hudson.’ Royal Society Minutes of Council, Printed, v.12 1920-1926, minute 17, meeting 28 April 1921, p.43.

Associated place

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